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Use these PRINT & GO math problems with Willy Wonka and candy themes you to engage your 2nd and 3rd grade students and make learning a little sweeter! These Charlie and the Chocolate Factory math challenges & brainteasers have engaging candy themes students love, and are a perfect way to extend and enrich your second and third grade mathematicians' learning!
The Wonka Math Challenge and Brainteaser Pack includes 42 NO PREP math printables with answer keys you can use for second and third grade math centers, homework worksheets, fast finishers, number talks, math enrichment contracts, small groups, whole class problem solving, or to integrate math with a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory novel study.
This set of math activities includes similar problems at a variety of levels so this pack can be used with your entire class, not just your strongest mathematicians.
Recommended for differentiated work in 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms
4th grade is listed as a recommended grade on this product because these activities include challenging options and address above grade level Common Core Standards.
Included in this pack:
18 Math Challenges
All math challenges come with a lined page for written responses focused on strategies students used to solve the problem
Cookie Puzzler problems come in color, and black & white versions
Check out the preview to see all challenges, brainteasers, and answer keys.
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If you'd like to try out three Wonka math printables for FREE, check out my Wonka Math Printables Freebie here.
This set of math activities was originally created to integrate math with a classroom WONKA Week. To see pictures of Wonka Week in my classroom, check out the Wonka Week blog post here.
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Here are a few ideas for how you might use these challenges and brainteasers in your own classroom:
*Use these as extension activities for math contracts. Make a pack of challenge problems for advanced students to use as a fast finisher or during certain in-class math lessons when they’ve already mastered the material. You can read more about this strategy and receive a free editable math contract at my blog HERE.
*Use a challenge or brainteaser as a homework option for students who need a challenge, or let them replace a simple homework assignment with the challenge to show parents how well you’re differentiating.
*Use a math challenge or brainteaser as a “number talk” problem to start out your daily math class. Work through it as a class or let students work in partners or small groups to talk through it and solve it together.
*Give a challenge or brainteaser to a small group of students as one of their independent math workshop rotations or use them with your advanced small math group rotation.
*Use the problems as an independent practice activity during a unit on problem solving strategies (guess and check, work backwards, etc.) or attacking a multi-step problem.
*Keep a stack of challenge problems in your classroom fast finisher area for any student who wants a challenge.
*Choose one or two challenge problems for the month and reward any student who can solve both. You can put these on a bulletin board or have them available as additional incentives.
*Use the challenges as a way to integrate math into your WONKA Week.
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